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I am so devastated atm I just can't stop crying :(
yesterday I heard Gucci running towards me SCREAMING in pain out of nowhere!
He was holding his tail between his legs and when I tried to pet him he screamed when I touch his leg.
I got in a cab straight away and went to the emergency vets and after waiting for 40 min to be seen, Gucci had calmed down a bit.
When the vet examined him he was being really good and didn't scream (though he did shiver, don't know whether it was pain or because he was scared).
The vet said he can't find anything wrong and that he either has had a luxulating patella that has moved back into place now or he has back problems.
He gave me some Meloxicam (anti inflammatory) for the pain.
As I mentioned, he had calmed down yesterday and seemed fine again.
This morning he started screaming again and I tried to find out what it is, and it is definitely his lower back that also shoots pain to his leg.
He is shivering from pain despite the medicine and he is sleeping atm
I just feel so helpless and miserable.
The vet said try the meds for 3 days before going back :confused:
Please pray for him that it isn't something too serious
I have been searching online and all the stories I hear are scaring me to death! (If its something like IVDD he needs surgery or he may even be paralyzed!)
He is my little baby boy and I don't want him to suffer and I can't bear seeing him like this :(

If any one has any info or advice it is much appreciated
 

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I'd get an xray to find out what's wrong with his back? Has he been playing hard, climbing steps, running around a lot more than usual? We rented a houseboat one weekend that had an upper deck and my chi kept following me up and down the stairs to the upper deck all weekend. When we got home, every time I touched her back, she screamed. She was really sore from all the exercise. She was better in 2 days.
 

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I'd keep him penned or kenneled for the weekend. Let him rest. If it is his knee it can 'go out' and this really scares them. Most dogs can extend the leg, and this gets it 'back in' so to speak. If the subluxation is really bad, then the knee is permantly out of the track. Here's hoping some rest will help Gucci. Sue
 

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Poor Gucci, hope its not gonna be something too bag.
If you think its something with his back, then pls go to a specialist. Some normal vets give sometimes wrong or only partially correct diagnoses, but often don't refer on their own to a specialist. But I am sure a specialist could help Gucci a lot better. Or at least get a second opinion by a specialist.
 

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Poor Gucci.. we are another Christian household with complete faith in the power of healing prayers which are now being lifted up for your baby. Please keep us updated on how the little guy is getting along. Blessings, Deb
 

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I agree with the others. Keep him crated and quiet for now until you know what you are dealing with. I'm surprised they didn't get him on steroids, or even a steroid shot, for the inflammation and to help with pain control. If he's not markedly improved by tomorrow, I'd be looking for a specialist in orthopedics. Find out what you are dealing with. Please keep us posted!
 
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